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Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutra

Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup.

The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Commanders.

U.S. safety regulators say cracks in a circuit board can cause a faulty signal as the SUVs are being started. If the vehicles shift into neutral they can roll away.

Chrysler says the problem has caused 26 crashes and two injuries.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update software to take care of the problem. Chrysler found cracks in a circuit board that turns the four-wheel-drive system on and off.

Repairs will be made at no cost to owners.

The recall covers 295,000 vehicles in the U.S., 28,500 in Canada, and 4,200 in Mexico. The remaining 141,000 are outside North America.

The company says in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Administration that it began looking into the problem after a customer complained that an SUV rolled away in January of 2012 after being started remotely.





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Looks like a June start date to start the recall process.

More info found here .

> http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3V175-1433.pdf

> http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3V175-8078.PDF


I'm still having a hard time understanding and trusting a software update for a cracked circuit board ??

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So how will we go about getting this "repaired"?

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Looks like you will have to take it to an authorized shop to get the ".. final drive controller reflashed ...with updated control software ..."
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Cracked circut board? Reflash to fix? How does this fix a cracked circut board?

Where is this part located, and how hard would it be to replace it?
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I called my local dealer and asked them about the recall. Gave them my last 8 of my VIN and said that I had not outstanding recall issues. Is this limited to a certain set-up? Did I call too early?
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Final drive control module (FDCM) aka (?) Transfer case control module


For a 2006 3.7 4x4


Under the 2nd row seat, drivers side.


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Did I call too early?
Yes ..

Chrysler recall is # N23 and has not been sent to the dealers yet, the ref. linked above ( post # 3 ) lists the June time frame for the official notifications.

My local dealer was also unaware , even though the national news was covering it this morning.

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Yes ..

Chrysler recall is # N23 and has not been sent to the dealers yet, the ref. linked above ( post # 3 ) lists the June time frame for the official notifications.

My local dealer was also unaware , even though the national new was covering it this morning.
I just got a call back from the service manager at the dealership and kind of told me the same news. I asked if the ECU was going to be reflashed as well with the latest update (I am not sure if mine is) and he told me yes that it would be.

I am concerned, as stated above, that a physical crack in the circuit is going to fixed with a software update. Sounds like details of the cause and fix are still being worked out so I will wait until I get notified in June.
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